Pemco World Air Services has announced plans to establish an aircraft maintenance and repair operation at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), creating up to 300 new jobs.
The Dothan, Ala.-based company plans to utilize an existing hangar vacated by Mesaba Airlines in 2008 as the home for its new regional aircraft operations and anticipates beginning operations by the end of this summer.
The announcement follows Pemco’s recent purchase of substantially all of the tooling, equipment, and inventory of ExelTech Canada, one of the largest North American providers of maintenance and repair services to the regional airline industry. The Exeltech asset acquisition has given Pemco the physical equipment necessary to provide comprehensive repair services to operators of Embraer E-Jets and 135/145s, Bombardier CRJ, Q-series, Dash 8, ATR, and Saab regional aircraft.
Pemco specializes in all levels of airframe heavy maintenance checks, as well as interior, avionics, structural and cargo modifications. A leading aircraft maintenance and repair services provider for a wide variety of aircraft types, Pemco has maintenance bases in Dothan, Ala., and Tampa, Fla., as well as partner operations in Southeast Asia.
“CVG is an excellent, centrally located airport served by many of the nation’s leading regional carriers,” said Pemco CEO Wake Smith. “We are eager to get this hangar humming again so we can offer those carriers top-quality maintenance services.”